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Date: 4/14/2021
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter April 15
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~, 
We hope you can join us for our next TASA Thursdays event with fellow member Kate Henne (ANU) speaking on ‘Reporting Apps and #MeTooBots: Mapping the Landscape of Apps against Sexual Violence’. Co-authors on the topic Renee Shelby and Jenna Imad Harb will be joining the discussion.  April 22nd 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST. The event will be co-hosted by Roger Wilkinson and Christian Mauri
Meeting ID: 841 5370 8624 and Passcode: 739863
Our warm congratulations are extended to fellow member Yolande Strengers, Monash University, who recently won the AI in Innovation category at the 2021 Women in AI Awards. On winning the award, Yolande stated that, "As a digital sociologist, it's an honour to receive this award for innovation in AI. My research and interventions into the gendered problems with digital voice assistants calls for the social sciences and humanities to become embedded in AI, and that is exactly what this award has recognised.Read on...
TASA Thursdays: save the date
Rick Spencer, University of Melbourne, will be speaking on 'How teachers disrupt heternormative practices within secondary school settingsfor TASA Thursdays on May 27thMore details to follow. 
Critical Indigenous Studies thematic group conveners Bronwyn Carlson and Tristan Kennedy, both at Macquarie University, will be speaking about their social media work for TASA Thursdays on July 22ndMore details to follow. 
Tim Graham, Queensland University of Technology, will be speaking on Social media and misinformation for TASA Thursdays on October 28More details to follow. 
Lizzie Knight, Victoria University, will be speaking on 'Assumed parenting roles and the systemic gaps in education and justice systems' for TASA Thursdays on November 25th. More details to follow. 

Career Disruption Grant


TASA 2021 Covid Career Disruption Grant is targeted at TASA members whose career has been disrupted by the pandemic. The grant can be used to access career development opportunities, to cover the cost of a carer / babysitter / cleaner to have additional time for research, or for research related cost (e.g. transcription, participant reimbursement, etc.) where these costs cannot be covered by other funds. The grant can also be used to cover career development activities associated with establishing / furthering a career outside of academia.

A total of $3,000 is available, with a maximum of $1,000 available per applicant.
Applications close on Monday, 31 May 2021. Read on...
2021 TASA Awards
TASA Awards open for nominations this year include:
  • Distinguished Service to Australian Sociology Award: nominations close May 31
  • Outstanding Service to TASA Award: nominations close May 31
  • Teaching Sociology Award: nominations close June 15
  • Sociology in Action Award: nominations close June 15
  • Early Career Researcher - Best Paper Prize: nominations close June 30
  • Postgraduate Impact & Engagement Award: nominations close July 31
This year, judging panels will also be assessing for the:
  • Best Paper in Health Sociology Review; and the
  • Best Paper in the Journal of Sociology.
You can access details about each award, and the nomination process/form, via TASAweb's Awards page
Members' Publications


Full report: Radford, David; Krivokapic-skoko, Branka; Hetz, Heidi; Soong, Hannah; Roberts, Rosie; Tan, George. 2021. Refugees Rejuvenating and Connecting Communities: An analysis of the social, cultural and economic contributions of Hazara humanitarian migrants in the Port Adelaide-Enfield area of Adelaide, South Australia (Full Report), University of South Australia, Adelaide.

Summary report: Radford, David; Krivokapic-skoko, Branka; Hetz, Heidi; Soong, Hannah; Roberts, Rosie; Tan, George. 2021. Refugees Rejuvenating and Connecting Communities: An analysis of the social, cultural and economic contributions of Hazara humanitarian migrants in the Port AdelaideEnfield area of Adelaide, South Australia (Summary Report), University of South Australia, Adelaide.

The above full and summary reports can be accessed online here. 

Journal Articles

Nunn C, Wilding R, McKinnon K, et al. Promoting healthy futures in a rural refugee resettlement location: A community-based participatory research intervention. Journal of Sociology. April 2021. doi:10.1177/14407833211003204
Pini B, Rodriguez Castro L, Mayes R. An agenda for Australian rural sociology: Troubling the white middle-class farming woman. Journal of Sociology. April 2021. doi:10.1177/1440783321999830
Erica Cseplö, Stefan Wagnsson, Carla Luguetti & Ramón Spaaij (2021) ‘The teacher makes us feel like we are a family’: students from refugee backgrounds’ perceptions of physical education in Swedish schools, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, DOI: 10.1080/17408989.2021.1911980
Jones PK. Demagogic populism and media system: A preliminary articulation. European Journal of Communication. April 2021. doi:10.1177/0267323121999532
Ben A Lohmeyer & Joel R McGregor (2021) A critical examination of Australian youth case management: compounding governing spaces and infantilising self-management, Journal of Youth Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13676261.2021.1910222
Collyer FM, Manning B. Writing national histories of sociology: Methods, approaches and visions. Journal of Sociology. April 2021. doi:10.1177/14407833211006177
Osbaldiston, Nick. ‘Simmel’s Adventure and its Relationship to the Ought of Life’, Simmel Studies, 23(2), 71-96.

Informed News & Analysis

For tips from fellow members on getting published in The Conversation (TC), click here. For some members' articles published in TC between 2013 & 2019, click here. To find out what can happen after publishing in TC, read on...
Andrea Waling and Jennifer Power (2021) The One: could DNA tests find our soulmate? We study sex and sexuality — and think the idea is ridiculous.  The Conversation, April 13. 
Alan Petersen (2021) Vaccine vacations: Countries cashing in on the quest for COVID jabs. Monash Lens, April 8. 
Kathryn Daley, Belinda Johnson & Patrick O'Keeffe (2021) JobKeeper and JobMaker have left too many young people on the dole queue. The Conversation, April 7. 


Kirsten Harley (2021) 29! Kirsten Harley, Living with MND, April 11. 
Ann Game (2021) Living in-relation with horses: listeningLiving in Relation, April 9. 
Thematic Groups
S and G seminar series
This seminar series features TASA members Kate Huppatz (March), Ben Hanckel and Shiva Chandra (May) and Lucy Nicholas (July).
TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology - Carer's Bursary

The editors of the Journal of Sociology are inviting applications from the community of sociological scholars, who are TASA members, for a Carer’s Bursary funded by TASA.

This bursary is in response to a noticeable drop in submissions by authors with caring responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The bursary totals $1000 for an author who has experienced disruption to publication outputs during COVID-19.
Applications close June 21st. For the full details, see the bursary webpage here.

Journal of Sociology - call for expressions of interest

Call for expressions of interest to guest edit a special issue of the Journal of Sociology for 2023.  The deadline for submissions, of no more than 3000 words in length, is Monday 21st June and they need to go to Allegra Schermuly, Managing Editor of the Journal. For details, read on...

Health Sociology Review

The latest special issue of Health Sociology Review is now out, guest edited by TASA members Christy Newman and Anthony K J Smith along with colleagues Elizabeth Duck-Chong, Son Vivienne, Cristyn Davies, Kerry H. Robinson & Peter Aggleton: Waiting to be seen: social perspectives on trans health [open access for 90 days]. 
There are many members of TASA who are looking for work, from sessional teaching through to applied consultancy research. Our 'Looking for Work' registry is to provide a way for our members who are looking for work to connect with people looking to employ sociologists. We also acknowledge many of our members are employed precariously, and we hope this registry might help in building connections and networks towards more stable employment.
Note, if you are looking for work you can list yourself in the 'Looking for Work' registry via your membership profile. Click on the Additional Member Data tab and scroll down to the question 'Are you looking for work?' After selecting 'yes' to that question, your details will appear in our publicly searchable 'Find a Sociologist' directory. Please contact TASA Admin if you need assistance adding your details. 
If you would like to be spotlighted in our newsletter as someone looking for work, please email TASA Admin, and attach a profile image that can be used in the spotlight and include a bio outlining your location, highest qualification, areas of expertise, the type of work you are looking for, and whether you are in a position to relocate etc. 

Jobs Board

The Jobs Board enables you to view current employment opportunities. As a member, you can post opportunities to the Jobs Board directly from within your membership profile screen.
Current Employment Opportunities
PhD Scholarships
New: Eight PhD Opportunities
Deakin University - Alfred Deakin Institute
One opportunity is with fellow member Anita Harris in the area of youth, diversity and wellbeing in a digital age
Application deadline: May 30. Read on... 
PhD fellowship in Critical Disability Studies
Carleton University, Canada
Part of the Engendering Disability Inclusive Development Partnership Project.
Application deadline: June 30. Read on... 
PhD Scholarship - Social practices of oral health in Australian preschool children
Flinders University
The PhD will be primarily qualitative, using ethnographic approaches to uncover and understand the social practices within families as they pertain to the oral health of pre-school children.
Applications close: 30th April. Read on... 
PhD Scholarship - Urban Care Geographies: Sustaining life in post-welfare cities
Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University
The successful candidate will work within a research team on an Australian Research Council funded Discovery Project, Shadow Care Infrastructures: sustaining life in the post-welfare city.
Applications close:
30th April. Read on...

Scholarships Board

The Scholarships Board enables you to view available scholarships that our members have posted. Like the Jobs Board, as a member, you can post scholarship opportunities directly from within your membership profile screen.
Current Scholarship Opportunities
Other Events, News & Opportunities
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Conversations in Transgender Studies

New: Conversations in Transgender Studies - a mini series of panels
Held across four weeks, the series places academic, community and practitioner voices in dialogue as a way to consider some cross-cutting issues within transgender studies now.
The Law – Friday 23 April, 5pm
Tate McAllister, Senior Program Coordinator at A Gender Agenda
Dianne Otto, Professorial Fellow at Melbourne Law School
Christine Quinan, Assistant Professor, Gender Studies, Utrecht University
Sport – Friday 30 April, 12pm

Sport - Friday 30 April, 12pm
Karen Farquharson, Professor of Sociology, School of Social and Political Sciences, The University of Melbourne
Stella Lesic, President and Founder, Bushrangers Basketball Team
Health – Friday, 7 May, 12pm
Liz Duck Chong, Writer, Filmmaker, Photographer and Transgender Advocate
Christy Newman, Associate Professor & Associate Dean (Engagement, Impact and Enterprise), the UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health
Alegra Wolter, General Practitioner, LGBTIQ Advocate, Indonesia
Work – Friday, 14 May, 12pm
Cordelia Attenborough, Victorian Public Service Pride Network
Sophie Pezzutto, A Gender Agenda and PhD Candidate, the Australian National University
For full details, read on... 


New: Children’s bodies Are Not Capital: Arduous Cross-border Mobilities Between Shenzhen and Hong Kong
20 May 2021, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm,  Hong Kong and Perth time (UTC+8)
Speaker: Professor Johanna L. WATERS

New: Between successful/agentive ageing and grandparent duties: The Informal Care Chains of Transnational Chinese Grandparents and Their Australian Migrant Children and ‘Distant’ Grandchildren
21 May 2021, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Hong Kong and Perth time (UTC+8)
Speaker: Professor Loretta BALDASSAR
For the full details of the above two webinars, and to register, read on...

International Sociological Association Newsletter

New: Global Dialogue
11.1, April 2021
Available via this link


International Sociological Association (ISA) Award for Excellence in Research and Practice
Awarded to a sociologist who advances and promotes sociological knowledge and practice through outstanding contributions to the discipline, the profession, and the ISA.
Nominations deadline: May 30. Read on...


Call for Session Proposals
Proposals are invited for sessions at RC20 Regional Conference on Comparative Sociology & The 2nd RC33 Regional Conference on Social Science Methodology.
Submission deadline: July 30. Read on...
Philippine Sociological Society's International Conference seeks to bring in a range of diverse voices that can problematize, theorize, and empirically analyze the various experiences of vulnerability, precarity and resistance. They invite presentations from sociologists and social scientists from around the world about their recent research and think pieces particularly on vulnerabilities and resistance. The conference is open to individual presentations and panel proposals.
For inquiries, email
Abstracts should not be longer than 250 words and should be submitted through this link
For panel submissions, submit via
Submission deadline: July 15. Read on...
Cultural Studies Association of Australasia - Bodies in Flux
1 - 3 December, Edith Cowan University, Perth
Submission deadline extended: July 30th. Read on...

So Fi Zine: Call for Submissions

So Fi Zine #9 with Sujatha Fernandes
With Sujatha Fernandes, So Fi Zine #9 invites creative pieces that open new spaces of expression. Play with voice and place. Consider the conditions under which stories are told. Read her reflections on why we need connective stories of depth and complexity here.
Submissions close: April 30. Read on...

Fellowship Opportunity

National Library of Australia Fellowships
The National Library of Australia, in partnership with its generous sponsors and donors, offers researchers an opportunity to undertake a 12-week residency at the Library. Applicants may work in any field or discipline where the Library's collections have appropriate depth and breadth to support the desired outcomes.
Application deadline: 5pm AEST, Monday 26 AprilRead on...


Queer Theory Reading Group Symposium
August 5th, Macquarie University and Online via Zoom
The Queer (Theory) Reading Group began in 2019 as an interdisciplinary group for HDR students to meet and discuss genders and sexualities research. The reading group has been a source of ongoing support and collaboration, and we hope to share this space with others as we showcase ECR and HDR scholars' research on genders and sexualities.
Abstract submission deadline: April 30th. Read on...

International online Workshops

CCI Poster
Crime, Criminalisation and Injustice. Stream 4, Youth, Marginalisation, Gender and Crime
Weds 21st April, 10am – 2pm GMT
For full details, and to register, read on... 
The above workshops combine the strengths & insights of International research on Social Policy, Sociology, Politics & Criminology. Fellow member Karen Soldatic is one of the organisers. 
Note, you do not need to present to participate in the stream workshops.
Submitting Newsletter Items
We encourage you to support your colleagues by sharing details of your latest publications with them via this newsletter. No publication is too big or too small. Any mention of sociology is of value to our association, and to the discipline, so please do send through details of your latest publication (fully referenced & with a link, where possible) for the next newsletter, to TASA Admin. Usually, the newsletter is disseminated every Thursday morning.
Updating your Member Profile
Personal pronoun preferences can now be added to your profile. There are 9 combination options to choose from. Please let Sally in TASA Admin know if your preference/s is not on the list and we will have them added.
For assistance with updating your Member Profile on TASA web please see the video tutorial: Updating your Member Profile
TASA Documents and Policies
You can access details of TASA's current Executive Committee 2021 - 2022, and their respective portfoliosas well as documents and policies, including the ConstitutionValues StatementStatement on Academic Freedom, Code of Conduct, Grievance Procedures & TASA History
Accessing Online Materials & Resources
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TASA members have access to over 90 peer-reviewed  Sage Sociology full-text collection online journals encompassing over 63,000 articles. The image on the left shows you where to access those journals, as well as the Sage Research Methods Collection & the Taylor and Francis Full Text Collection, when logged in to TASAweb. 

Gift Memberships

Gift memberships are available with TASA.  If you would like to purchase a gift membership, please email the following details through to the TASA Office:

1. Name of gift recipient;
2. email address of gift recipient;
3. the membership category you are gifting (see the available Membership Categories & Fees); and
4. who the Tax Invoice should be made out to.

Upon receiving the above details, TASA will email the recipient with full details on how they can take up the gift membership. You will receive the Tax Invoice, via email, after the recipient completes the online membership form.

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